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Getting Chic with George: Fashion Can (and Should Be) Fun!

George Kotsiopoulos, Fur Coat, Fedora

Before the holidays I bought this awesome faux beaver fur coat from the Maison Martin Margiela for H&M collection. It's ridiculous, but I love it.

I thought about wearing it for my holiday trip to the midwest since it's freezing there this time of year, but decided against it because I knew that in my hometown of Skokie, Illinois, I would look like a crazy person in this coat.  

I was totally "Fashion Policing" myself!

Speaking of, I also didn't want to look like that guy from Fashion Police who was so desperate for attention. But at the last minute I had an epiphany and brought it with me anyway—and I'm so glad I did!

Getting Chic with George: hot spring trends for 2013

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Sure, some people laughed at me, but others complimented me on it as well. Regardless, I felt great wearing it, so that's all that matters.  

Fashion should not only bring joy to the wearer, but it should also provide entertainment to the people who get to see what you're wearing.  

Did I enjoy being laughed at? Absolutely not. But I did enjoy that what I wore elicited a reaction.

Whether they loved or hated, it still put a smile on their faces.  

 

See the Maison Martin Margiela for H&M collection

That's why I'm excited about 2013. I'm sensing a change in the air starting at the top with the designers and trickling down to the stylists, then of course to the actresses.

Red carpet fashion has been safe for too long.

I hope we are finally getting to the point where they don't care about what people on the Fashion Police say—as they shouldn't!

Bottom line: if you love it, you should wear it. So I dare you, go and have some fun!

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Celine Spring-Summer 2013 BUKAJLO/SIPA

And here are five things from the spring 2013 runways that make me smile!

(But wearer be warned, these are guaranteed to illicit a response. )

Celine Fur Pumps: These are so ridiculous and totally impractical that I find them brilliant, beautiful and so cool.  I'm certain they'd be super fun to wear...if you can get your name on the wait list.

 

2013 Sundance fashion

Burberry Prorsum Spring Summer 2013 Chris Moore/Catwalking/Getty Images

Burberry Plastic Mini-capelet: Sure this looks futuristic and straight out of Blade Runner, but picture this little capelet over a really simple outfit or as a shield over your chic trench.  

It totally works.

Spring trends we're excited about: global chic, delicate leather and more 

Saint Laurent Spring Summer 2013 Chris Moore/Catwalking/Getty Images

Saint Laurent Floppy Witches Hat: I mean, the description of this wacky fedora hat says it all.

That oversized, dramatic shape? Love it.

Spring trends we're excited about: ruffles, plaids and more

Rodarte Spring Summer 2013 Chris Moore/Catwalking/Getty Images

Rodarte Dragon Ear Cuff: You think you can't pull off this edgy accessory, but give it a try.

Go ahead and release your inner bad girl!

Spring trends we're excited about: pale nails, mod and more

Prada Spring Summer 2013 Karl Prouse/Catwalking/Getty Images

Prada Floral-rimmed Glasses: If these quirky shades don't put a smile on your face, then I give up.

No, seriously. I do! 

Have a style question for George? Leave them in the comments below or follow him on Twitter and Instagram @GeorgeKotsi.

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